Officials at Hendrix College in Conway announced on Monday the school will welcome a record 457 new students to campus beginning the fall semester. Last year’s new student enrollment was 383 students.
The annoucement was made by Karen Foust, executive vice president for strategic initiatives and vice president for enrollment at a fall faculty conference.
New students will begin to arrive on the school's campus tomorrow and will move into residence halls before beginning orientation. Classes begin Tuesday, Aug. 27.
The new student class at Hendrix represents 32 states and 11 countries, including Bahamas, China, France, Germany, Guatemala, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, Rwanda, Singapore and Vietnam.
The grade point average for the entering first-year students is 3.94 (middle 50%: 3.58-4.33); average ACT score is 28.6 (mid 50%: 26-32); and the average SAT score is 1,204 (mid 50%: 1080-1320). Fifty-one new students are recipients of the Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship.
Top academic interests include biology, chemistry, economics and business, English, environmental science, history, international relations, mathematics, politics, pre-engineering, pre-law, pre-medicine and psychology.
Seventy-three enrolling students have legacy ties to Hendrix. These ties include parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Sixty new students, or 13.1 percent, are United Methodists, and 51.7 percent of the United Methodist students are from states outside of Arkansas.